The year of Country Walks ended with two iconic walks. On 24 May, there were 28 who took a coach to the Seven Sisters on the coast. The white chalk cliffs were stunning! We all felt a sense of accomplishment after climbing all of those hills. The final walk, on 2 June was The Long Walk to Windsor. It was a blustery morning but we were rewarded with the changing of the guard. Thanks to all those who attended throughout the 10 walks, a wonderful group of women!
Apparently, Mr Spock never said "It's life Jim, but not as we know it".
We began the New Year with an amazing General Meeting! It was fun to see old friends and make new ones while we shopped at our lovely Best of Britain vendors.
Members really enjoyed the meeting at Ascot Race Course -- it was a bright and spacious venue.
In keeping with our January theme of change and improvement we had an truly inspirational woman--Roz Savage- as a speaker at our January meeting. Roz is the first (and so far only) woman to row solo across the world’s “Big Three” oceans: Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian.
She holds four Guinness World Records, and was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to fundraising and the environment. She is the embodiment of courage, resilience, and change.
Chinese New Year in 2018 is on Friday 16th Feb which will be the start of the year of the Dog.
AWBS will be celebrating Chinese New Year during Feb General Meeting.
We'll also be having a Chinese dumpling making class on 27th Feb if anyone's interested in making jiao the / Chinese dumplings.
The class will be £15 per person. Please sign up for the class at January General Meeting.
Happy 2018 from everyone here at the AWBS!
Each New Year brings with it the idea of new beginnings and, accordingly, resolutions to be made (and broken). With the New Year, memories of holiday parties, vacations, champagne corks popping and fireworks give way to the reality of our daily lives.
If you are like us, you have no doubt made a resolution to be kinder and more patient in the New Year, to achieve personal goals of self-improvement, and to spend more time with those that we love and cherish. As a wise person once said, New Years resolutions are like promises to ourselves to do better in the coming year.
The Quiz Night on February 3rd will support YourSanctuary. Tickets are £40 per person and this includes a 3 course pub dinner and quiz competition hosted by our very own Jenny Spaeth and her husband, Jeff.
The Christmas lunch at Coworth Park was a wonderful and magical afternoon. AWBS members all enjoyed celebrating the holiday season with delicious food, great company and much laughter and conversation.
The setting was perfect for the festive season: beautifully decorated Christmas trees and wreaths and flowers set the stage for a delicious three course tasting menu and wine. The event was perfect in every way!
Many thanks to Susan who organised the entire event--from invitations, to menus, to lovely gift bags at the end of the afternoon. She did an amazing job and we are so grateful to her for all her time and effort! Susan was very kindly assisted by Catherine, Jane and Susan's mom, Joanna. Thank you all, ladies, for a wonderful start to the festive season!
Bring a dish to share and join us at Vlasta's beautiful home.
On December 4 the AWBS ladies came together for a morning of shopping, festive treats and mini workshops to benefit our four selected charities for 2017/2018: Support 19, Your Sanctuary, The Club House Project and Bracknell Parkinsons.
Join us for friendly conversation at Joanne Orsi's home in Virginia Water.